St. Louis and Missouri Defective Product Lawyers

Manufacturers have a responsibility to design, test, and package their products to ensure the people who use them stay safe. But every year, defective products implanted by surgeons or purchased off store shelves injure innocent people like you. At Cofman Townsley, we fight to hold companies accountable for their negligence when they put profits over safety.

Defective Product Claims We Handle

We have the legal experience and resources to handle a variety of defective product claims, such as:

  • Product Liability
    Defective consumer and industrial products can cause severe injuries to motorists, industrial workers, and consumers due to faulty design, manufacturing, or marketing.
  • Asbestos
    Asbestos is widely used in manufacturing and in many home and commercial products. Exposure to asbestos can cause diseases such as asbestosis, malignant mesothelioma, and several kinds of cancer.
  • Benzene Acute Myeloid Leukemia Risk
    Exposure to benzene—one of the top 20 chemicals used in the United States—has been linked to acute myeloid leukemia, a fast-spreading cancer of the blood and bone marrow.
  • E-Cigarette Injury
    The lithium ion batteries used to power electronic cigarettes, or "e-cigarettes," can explode or catch fire at any time, causing serious and permanent injuries.
  • Endoscope Infections
    Endoscope devices called duodenoscopes are used to help remove blockages from the channels that drain a patient’s liver. But the devices feature a design that may be difficult or impossible to disinfect between uses, which may expose patients to antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections.
  • Essure® Birth Control Implant Side Effects
    The Essure® birth control implant is marketed as an alternative to traditional “tube tying” surgeries. But since its approval in 2002, the device has been linked to unintended pregnancies with complications, painful side effects requiring surgery to correct, and even death.
  • Exactech® Knee Replacement Failure
    Patients who received Exactech® Optetrak® knee replacement models produced between 2011 and 2012 may face an increased risk of early device failure requiring corrective surgery.
  • Forced-Air Warming Blankets
    Used to help regulate the patients' body temperatures during surgery, forced-air warming blankets are used in a majority of U.S. hospitals. But the devices may spread bacteria to surgical sites, which can potentially increase the risk of hospital infections.
  • Hernia Mesh Lawsuits
    Certain models of hernia mesh, a surgical product used for hernia repair, have been linked to serious health complications, such as allergic reactions, bowel obstruction, renal failure, and more.
  • IVC Filters
    Implanted into patients at risk of arterial blockages and pulmonary embolism, inferior vena cava filters help prevent fragments of blood clots from reaching the heart or lungs. But the devices can break apart in the body, causing serious injury or even death.
  • Mesothelioma
    Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibers at job sites, factories, or within homes where the material was used.
  • Metal-on-Metal Hip Injuries
    Friction between moving components within metal-on-metal hip implant devices can cause severe pain and other conditions that require corrective surgery.
  • Mirena® IUD Injury
    The Mirena IUD is implanted into a woman’s uterus for up to five years at a time. But the device can migrate within the body, causing painful internal injuries, scarring, and even infertility.
  • Morcellator Cancer
    Morcellators are powered surgical tools used to break apart tissue in uterine fibroid removal and hysterectomy procedures. But when patients have previously undetected cancers, these devices can spread cancerous cells to other areas of the body.
  • St. Jude Pacemaker Recall
    Pacemakers are powered by batteries and are supposed to give patients ample warning of battery failure. However, some pacemakers manufactured by St. Jude Medical Inc. have been reported to short circuit, leaving patients with little time to seek treatment or face life-threatening health complications.
  • Stöckert 3T Heater-Cooler Infections
    Used in more than 150,000 cardiac procedures in the U.S. each year, the Stöckert 3T heater-cooler is designed to help regulate surgical patients’ blood temperature. But recently, federal regulators have discovered the device’s faulty design may pose an increased risk of severe—or even fatal—complications caused by infection.
  • Stryker® Hip Implant Lawsuits
    A defective component has been reported in 14 of Styker® Corporation's hip replacement products, and hundreds of thousands of patients may be at risk. Our legal team has experience investigating defective medical device cases, and we're ready to help determine your rights to compensation.
  • Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer
    Millions of women use talcum powder and other products containing talc on a daily basis. However, the use of talc products in the genital area has been linked to an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer.
  • Transvaginal Mesh Failure
    Surgeons implant transvaginal mesh in patients suffering from pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. But the mesh can erode, causing severe pain and organ perforation, and may require additional surgeries to correct.
  • Zimmer Persona® Knee Implant
    Certain components of the Zimmer Persona total knee replacement system can loosen within the knee, causing side effects that can require additional surgery to correct.

Personal Legal Service

Insurance companies only see dollar signs when negotiating defective product claims. Cofman Townsley sees people. That’s why we do our best to ensure you talk directly to your lawyer when you call us about the status of your claim. And while we’re working on your claim, we’ll help you get the medical treatment you need to feel better.

Our defective product lawyers will personally handle your case to help you get the compensation you need for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Get in touch with us today—just fill out our free initial consultation form or dial (888) 223-6225.